An Islamic group, Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria (ADS), has appealed to the Boko Haram insurgents to ceasefire to enable peace to reign in Nigeria.
Alhaji Muibi Adebanjo, the group’s Publicity Secretary, stated this in a statement issued in Ibadan on Saturday, made available to newsmen.
The group stressed that the nation could not develop nor grow in a situation of insecurity, and charged the insurgents to sheathe their sword and make its agitation known to the government through dialogue.
While congratulating Muslims for the successful completion of Ramadan, it urged the Islamic faithful worldwide to embrace the righteous ways displayed during Ramadan.
It also called on its members worldwide to be steadfast in prayers, while also co-existing peacefully within their various societies.
The Islamic organization commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his approach to duty, and appealed to Nigerians to be patient with him.
It also commended the president for bailing out the states with unpaid workers’ salaries problem and advised the states to pay the workers as soon as the money was released.
The group further called for the diversification of the nation’s economy to avoid high dependence on oil, adding that the country needed to grow every sector “for strong and quality development’’.